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help for stranded family members in Antalya turkey
« on: January 09, 2017, 11:51:53 AM »
Hi forum-
2 of my family members are stuck in Antalya turkey from a flight from TA that was diverted. Airline is telling them they might be there for 3 days.
any one have a tip for what they can do to get home to the US. anyone know a savvy travel agent that can assist them?
or at least get them to a European capital city where they might be more comfortable while waiting to get home?

any help would be great appreciated!

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Re: help for stranded family members in Antalya turkey
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 11:56:08 AM »
Hi forum-
2 of my family members are stuck in Antalya turkey from a flight from TA that was diverted. Airline is telling them they might be there for 3 days.
any one have a tip for what they can do to get home to the US. anyone know a savvy travel agent that can assist them?
or at least get them to a European capital city where they might be more comfortable while waiting to get home?

any help would be great appreciated!
Which airline?
There are regular daily flights from AYT to lots of european cities, why can't the airline put you on one of them?

SunExpress (German company) operates flights to German cities
Aeroflot also operates flights to Moscow where you can take a direct flight to the US
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Re: help for stranded family members in Antalya turkey
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 12:14:07 PM »
I see you can hunt a flight to IST for just $15

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Re: help for stranded family members in Antalya turkey
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 12:32:38 PM »
thank you so much, i think they are being told that flights to IST are impossible to get right now.
sounds like bc of weather the airport is not accepting too many flights in and out.

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Re: help for stranded family members in Antalya turkey
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2017, 12:36:55 PM »
Hi forum-
2 of my family members are stuck in Antalya turkey from a flight from TA that was diverted. Airline is telling them they might be there for 3 days.
any one have a tip for what they can do to get home to the US. anyone know a savvy travel agent that can assist them?
or at least get them to a European capital city where they might be more comfortable while waiting to get home?

any help would be great appreciated!
I wouldn't make any of my own arrangements not through the airline and your not saying which airline it is. As soon as you fly to somewhere else they have NO obligations to you.

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Re: help for stranded family members in Antalya turkey
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2017, 12:41:18 PM »
I wouldn't make any of my own arrangements not through the airline and your not saying which airline it is. As soon as you fly to somewhere else they have NO obligations to you.
Unless he's willing to lay out the money and maybe he'll get it back, either way, doesn't look like there is any options for tonight still

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Re: help for stranded family members in Antalya turkey
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2017, 12:59:18 PM »
thanks again guys.
its turkish air. the flight was from TA to IST but they diverted to AYT.
airline is saying it will be about 4 days to get them back to NY, but they cant wait that long.
they are willing to layout the money to get home rather than wait for the airline to figure it out and be stuck in AYT.


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Re: help for stranded family members in Antalya turkey
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2017, 01:06:47 PM »
thanks again guys.
its turkish air. the flight was from TA to IST but they diverted to AYT.
airline is saying it will be about 4 days to get them back to NY, but they cant wait that long.
they are willing to layout the money to get home rather than wait for the airline to figure it out and be stuck in AYT.
Just don't expect to lay out and get it back.

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Re: help for stranded family members in Antalya turkey
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2017, 01:43:06 PM »
understood. thanks. seems they prefer to get home and shell out the money, than be stranded in ATY for 3-4 days.

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Re: help for stranded family members in Antalya turkey
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2017, 02:20:59 PM »
understood. thanks. seems they prefer to get home and shell out the money, than be stranded in ATY for 3-4 days.
Fair enough